“They be like, ‘Ooh, she’s serving face.’”
How had I never heard the song “Hit ‘Em Up” sampled before? This is incredible, and the video…
What is he chewing on at the beginning?
(via Jamelle Bouie)
Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu (& a poodle)
pretty obsessed with this
yeah this is officially the only thing in the world i care about
New Janelle Single Coming Soon!
Janelle Monae announces her new single (featuring Erykah Badu!) via gif. Remains the greatest.
(first discovered via Kotaku, where the first comment is someone saying “Who?” because suckers would rather purposefully display ignorance than use a fucking search engine)
Listening to classic Lee Fields, finally, instead of just him and The Expressions. It is great.
Having seen the man live, I can say that those amazing heels he’s wearing on this cover are real utilitarian. He’s very short.
LA Station KIIS-FM (102.7) played this [“My Boo”] occasionally as part of their Old School segment along with many other songs such as Arrested Development’s Mr. Wendal (despite the fact that Old School Hip Hop ended around the mid 1980s)
Don’tcha just love the chemistry between Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell?
Tammi Terrell was the truth.
So was Marvin, but everyone already knows that.
It’s true! Aretha Franklin really IS the Queen of Soul! She was “officially” crowned just before a performance at the Regal Theater in Chicago in May 1964. Photo: Isaac Sutton for EBONY.
Always good to know these things are official.
Holy crap, when Glenn O’Brien mentioned “Al Green’s mind-blowing look” on Soul Train I thought it would just be a crazy 70s suit. I did not expect furry hat, chain, tank top, shiny black booty shorts, and a purse. That’s fucking amazing.
Also, wow 70s, you weren’t even trying to pretend everyone wasn’t lip-synching, were you?
I feel like I saw this on TV once a million years, but I could be imagining that. One hell of an archival find right now anyway. From Noz, naturally.
Solange, “Losing You”
Inspired by the Gentlemen of Bacongo.
This is fun and cool. Though I’m not sure how I feel about the return of 80s vocal reverb.
Solange remains, by far, the coolest Knowles.
Michael Jackson & Marvin Gaye.
Michael & Marvin back in the day
Why a bathrobe? Because he was Marvin Gaye.
#41: James Brown reads comics, When We Were Kings, 1996.